Klimt & Schiele: Drawn at the MFA
Sketching at the MFA: Sketches vs. Photos (part two)

Sketching at the MFA: Sketches vs. Photos (part one)

As you know, I'm Bullet Journal obsessed!  I carry mine with me everywhere.  Lately, I've begun to allow myself to use it as a sketchbook.

In January, I found myself at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA Boston) with about an hour to kill.  I had my BuJo with me, so I decided to just start sketching things that interested me.

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This was a very different experience from wandering a museum while photographing things.  I definitely had to use my brain more and truly observe what I was seeing -- even edit what I was seeing.  Also, choosing things to draw was a fascinating experience.  I had to force myself to not be frightened of my inability to draw something.  I picked many things (like the horses) that I thought might be too difficult to draw.  I was pleasantly pleased with the results!

Because I thought I might blog about this process, I also took photos of the objects that I chose to draw.  Before you scroll down, take another look at that sketchbook page above and think about what you are getting from looking at my sketches.

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And now, here are the photos and sketches together.

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What are some differences you noticed?

What do you think is useful about the sketches?

What are your thoughts on taking photos vs. sketching?

I'll be back tomorrow with some of my thoughts on the matter.  I'd love to share some of your thoughts too, so please leave your comments and observations!

Thanks for stopping by!

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